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What is the difference between radiography and radiation therapy for cancer?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Diagnose vs treat
Radiography means using x-ray beams to create an image that helps diagnose diseases including cancer.
Chest x-rays and ct scans are common examples. Radiation therapy uses much higher powered radiation beams that are focused on cancer tumors. These radiation beams are designed to kill the cancer cells.

In brief: Diagnose vs treat
Radiography means using x-ray beams to create an image that helps diagnose diseases including cancer.
Chest x-rays and ct scans are common examples. Radiation therapy uses much higher powered radiation beams that are focused on cancer tumors. These radiation beams are designed to kill the cancer cells.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Imaging includes U/S, MRI, nuclear medicine none of which use x-rays and a better term than the Europen "radiography"...And radiation therapy can be used curatively or palliatively, but we need the imaging to define ports to treat and evaluate results.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Diagnostic vs Treat
Radiology (uses radiography) to diagnose and evaluate the tissues and organs in the body.
Radiation therapy uses radiation to treat cancers (and occasionally benign conditions.).

In brief: Diagnostic vs Treat
Radiology (uses radiography) to diagnose and evaluate the tissues and organs in the body.
Radiation therapy uses radiation to treat cancers (and occasionally benign conditions.).
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